Grounding Breaker Box


Old 11-11-05, 02:49 PM
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Grounding Breaker Box

Could Someone Tell Me How I Go About Grounding A Breaker Box? Thankx
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Old 11-11-05, 03:12 PM
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There are several thousand words in the code on this subject, so it's not easy to summarize here. There are a lot of "ifs" and "buts" and alternatives. The normal way is to run a #4 copper wire from the panel's grounding bar to the incoming water pipe (if metal) within five feet of where it enters the house. Then you also run a #4 copper wire from the panel to two 8-foot grounding rods, completely driven into the ground at least 6 feet apart.

But there are a lot of exceptions and alternatives to this "normal way".

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Old 11-11-05, 03:22 PM
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Thank you John Nelson

You have answered my question, thank you very much. Patti
P.S. I didn't know my caps stayed on.
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